Accounting Course Description(s)
ACCT2065 Financial Accounting (3)
An introduction to financial accounting in the business world. The emphasis is on the mechanics, basic terminology, and theoretical framework of double-entry bookkeeping, and how financial statements are prepared for external reporting. Emphasis is placed on creating the financial statements and includes topics related to inventory, receivables, long term assets, stocks and bonds.
ACCT2075 Managerial Accounting (3)
An introduction to managerial accounting in the business world. The emphasis is on decision-making models in factory and service organization settings. Topics include cost flows in a factory environment, cost-behavior patterns, break-even analysis, lease or buy, make or buy, business contraction, and expansion of product lines. Considers the time value of money, with computer applications throughout. Covers financial statements for internal use, and the statement of cash flows. Corequisites: ACCT2065
ACCT2410 Personal Income Tax (3)
This is an introductory course providing basic instruction in the tax laws as currently implemented by the Internal Revenue Service, providing a working knowledge of preparing taxes for individuals. Emphasis on federal income tax law; individual income, exclusions, deductions, credits, gains, etc., while incorporating these concepts into individual tax filing requirements.
ACCT2750 Computerized Accounting (3)
Introduction to the processing of accounting data on a microcomputer using a pre-programmed general ledger software package. Computerized accounting will enhance students' understanding of fundamental accounting principles in general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory, and payroll using QuickBooks. Prerequisites: ACCT2065
ACCT3015 Income Taxation (3)
Theory and application of the Federal Internal Revenue Code, regulations, revenue rulings, revenue procedures, and cases to individuals and sole proprietorships. Property transactions are covered together with the topics of gross income, deductions from gross income and losses, itemized deductions, losses and bad debts, employee expenses and deferred compensation, depreciation, cost recovery (ACRS and MACRS), depletion, amortization and inventory costs, non-taxable exchanges, section 1231 gains and losses, tax credits, and special tax computation methods. Prerequisites: ACCT2075, or instructor's approval
ACCT3045 Cost Accounting (3)
An in-depth study of cost accounting with a managerial emphasis. Topics include a review of managerial accounting, job-order costing systems, process costing systems, standard costs, cost behavior, direct (variable) costing, joint-product costing systems, cost of by-products, cost allocation methods, and accounting for waste and spoilage. Prerequisites: ACCT2075, or instructor's approval
ACCT3094 Special Topics in Accounting (1-3)
This course is designed to address specific accounting topics as designated by the instructor of record and approved by the department chair or dean.
ACCT3515 Intermediate Accounting I (3)
A detailed study of the conceptual (theoretical) framework of external financial reporting and the financial statements utilized in external reporting (except the statement of cash flows). An in-depth study of certain current and non-current assets and liabilities. Topics include basic theory, the income statement and statement of changes in retained earnings, the balance sheet, time value of money, cash and accounts receivable, inventories, fixed assets and depreciation, intangible assets, and current liabilities. Prerequisites: ACCT2075, or instructor's approval
ACCT3525 Intermediate Accounting II (3)
A continuation of the study of certain current and long-term assets and liabilities begun in ACCT3515. Topics include: long-term liabilities, stockholders' equity, dilutive securities and earnings per share calculations, temporary and long-term investments, and computer spreadsheet applications. Accounting for pensions and post-retirement benefits, leases, statement of cash flows, and full disclosure will also be covered. Corequisites: ACCT3515
ACCT3855 Non-Profit and Governmental Accounting (3)
An overview of accounting and finance concepts as they pertain to non-profit and governmental entities. This course will focus on preparing fund basis and government-wide statements for state and local governments, preparing financial statements for private not-for-profit organizations, using non-financial performance measures to evaluate governmental and not-for-profit entities, and describing auditing requirements for these entities. Special consideration is given to managerial skills required to sustain and enhance the performance of nonprofit organizations through the accounting processes of reporting, compliance, research, analysis, interpretation and application. Prerequisites: ACCT2075, or instructor's approval
ACCT3965 Internship in Accounting (2-3)
On-the-job accounting experience involving decision-making and problem-solving techniques, skills, and knowledge acquired in the classroom. This experience is under the supervision of both an accountant and professor. Internship in Accounting will be a pass/fail grade and will be determined by the instructor. May be repeated for credit.
ACCT4025 Auditing (3)
A study of professional ethics, accountants' legal liability, internal control, evidence, reporting, and an introduction to statistical sampling and EDP auditing. Topics include general, field work and reporting standards, as well as selected statements on auditing standards. An audit case is required. Prerequisites: ACCT2075, or instructor's approval
ACCT4515 Advanced Financial Accounting (3)
An in-depth study of business combinations and consolidated financial statements from a financial reporting perspective. Topics include theory of business combinations (APBs 16, 17 and 18); accounting for business combinations under the pooling or purchase method, whether a statutory merger, statutory consolidation, acquisition of assets, or acquisition of stock, consolidated financial statements at date of acquisition or subsequent to date of acquisition, and special inter-company transaction eliminations in consolidations. Prerequisites: ACCT3525, or instructor's approval